Kay Embretsen CARVING KNIVES – exquisite hand-forged knife designed for carving.
Four blade lengths available:
- 50mm x 13mm x 2mm approx.
- 70mm x 14mm x 2mm approx.
- 80mm x 16mm x 2mm approx
- 90mm x 16mm x 2mm approx.
SELECT FROM THE DROP-DOWN BOX ABOVE.
Blades are hand-forged from laminated steel. Shaped specifically to be used for wood carving.
Ground with a small hollow grind so easy to hone when required. However, from new these knives are razor sharp and ready to carve.
The carbon blade is brut de forge ie comes with a black forged finish.
The handle is shaped from natural masur birch, each with a unique figure. Shaped perfectly for a good grip, 110mm (4 1/4″) long approx. with fine facets.
Masur Birch is not a particular species of birch, but is rather a grain figure that is most commonly seen in Downy Birch and Silver Birch. It is also sometimes known as Karelian Birch—with Karelia being a region between Finland and Russia. Once surmised to have been caused by the boring larvae of a certain beetle, Masur Birch in Norway has been shown to be hereditary, classifying the name of the variant as Betula pendula var. Carelica. Regardless of the exact cause and makeup of the peculiar grain pattern, the resulting figure and appearance is very similar to burl wood or birdseye maple, though of a different origin.
All Kay Embretsen CARVING KNIVES come with a beautiful hand-stitched blade guard with a welt.
Kay Embretsen has been a full time knife maker since 1983. The maker of an exclusive range of traditional Scandinavian knives including the carving knives that WOODSMITH proudly stock. He is internationally renowned for beautiful and durable knives with a fastidious attention to detail.
He lives and works in mid-Sweden.
YOU MUST BE OVER 18 YEARS TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM.